Neurology

Looking for a neurologist in San Diego?

Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups provides a list of specialized physicians trained in all aspects of neurology. Neurology is the field of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of diseases and conditions involving the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (eyes, ears, skin, etc.) nervous systems. Neurologists, doctors specializing in neurology, diagnose and treat all types of disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures.

Neurologists are actively involved in research on many neurologic conditions, including: brain tumors, brain infections, stroke, headache disorders, neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease), movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease), seizure disorders (epilepsy), demyelinating disorders (multiple sclerosis), spinal cord disorders, and speech and language disorders.

Neurologists do not perform surgery. Neurologists often collaborate with other physician specialists who work in neurosurgery, neuroradiology, pain management, and orthopedic surgery in order to comprehensively address the complex needs of patients.

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Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

Neurologists are on the front lines in the treatment of various types of seizure disorders, including epilepsy. There are different types of seizures, and the causes of the seizures can vary from genetic issues to seizures related to alcohol or medication withdrawal. Seizures also vary in intensity, so much that some seizures are barely noticeable even to those experiencing them. A neurologist can evaluate the seizure, and with the help of diagnostic tools, draw conclusions about the type of seizure that is occurring.

  • Epilepsy
  • Grand mal seizures
  • Delirium tremens
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Neurological Diseases

Neurologists study and treat the brain and the central nervous system. Many neurologists specialize in treating specific types of neurological disorders, but most neurologists can treat patients with:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
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Who else might see a Neurologist?

In addition to diseases and seizure disorders like those listed above, neurologists may also see patients who have:

  • Substance abuse issues
  • Migraine, cluster or other headaches
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Sciatica
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Concussions
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Doctors who can help

 

D. Jim Coskun, MD

Neurology